India's Harbhajan Singh will be mouthing off during the upcoming four-Test series against Australia and the tourists are likely to be giving plenty back.

Australia and Delhi Daredevils opening batsman David Warner says his experience in the T20 Indian Premier League has taught him that players from both nations have become closer friends, while still being highly competitive.

"I don't think there will be much chirp," Warner said ahead of Friday's first Test in Chennai.

"We're all good mates off the field. I think the IPL has set a good balance between all the nations because everyone has played with each other in different IPL franchises.

"When we we're on the field we're very competitive. But there is a line there that no one ever crosses.

"I know you're going to get a little bit of banter from certain people but you're going to have to learn to cop that and that's how it is.

"We dish it out at home. We've got to be prepared to take it.

"Come game one, you've got your normal culprits as usual. We all know who they are.

"They'll come out and start firing but you know what -- it will only last probably half an hour if you get on top of them."

Harbhajan was suspended for racially abusing Australia's Andrew Symonds during the Sydney Test of 2008 although the three-match ban was reduced to a fine for abuse on appeal.

The fiery offspinner has predicted India will sweep the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 4-0 and says he can't wait to take on his favourite side.

Harbhajan, who has played 99 Tests, has claimed 90 wickets in 16 matches against Australia.

 

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